Aleksandar Mitrovic could be on course for a bust-up with Newcastle United as he believes a permanent switch to Fulham has already been agreed, according to a Daily Mirror report.
The tabloid claims that the Serbian striker is of the view that a deal to see him reunited with Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage, where he spent the second half of last season on loan, has been struck – but the Magpies are still holding out for a reported fee of £20m. Newcastle are now ready to wait until the club begins its pre-season preparations on July 2nd before resuming negotiations – a stance that is set to infuriate their forward.
The 23 year-old scored 12 goals in 20 appearances after moving to Fulham on loan in January when a deadline day switch to his former club Anderlecht fell through. Mitrovic was an integral part of the side that won promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs and is believed to be Jokanovic’s top summer target. He has publicly spoken of his desire to join Fulham after being frozen out at St. James’ Park, although reports from the north east have suggested Newcastle are hoping a series of strong performances at the World Cup, where he scored for Serbia in their defeat by Switzerland on Friday, could spark both further interest in his services and a bidding war.